The Tyburn Jig

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

The Tyburn Jig

The Tyburn Jig

 

The bastards came in hundreds - they flocked from all around,

They piled into those old crossroads where the Tyburn gallows stand,

They stood and watched with glee as i performed the Tyburn jig,

They gathered and they gave applause as i gargled and i kicked.

Rattling and twitching i twisted on the rope,

Feeling every inch that pinched from deaths grip on my throat

 


Submitted: August 27, 2012

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dibbledabble

And has society changed that much? You just have to watch tv or read the rags to realize that we as a society have a macabre interest in others downfall. I believe it is a shameful human trait

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Dibs

Wed, August 29th, 2012 6:47am

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people’s morbid interest in death and suffering is an enduring one. Curiosity is forgivable, but the pure love of spectacle that is prevalent in society today is truly abhorrent indeed. Thanks, and thank you for reading and commenting

Wed, August 29th, 2012 4:19am

bobthebuilder

Interesting. I like the first person perspective.

Mon, March 18th, 2013 12:19am

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Thank you, I felt it worked best in first person.
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment
Luke

Mon, March 18th, 2013 1:14pm

Desilu

Dibs is right,people have not changed.
I really enjoyed reading this,as it is well written
with an unusual viewpoint.Good work.
Dee.

Fri, October 4th, 2013 7:10pm

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Thank you Dee, I was certain that first person was the way to go... I felt it carried the sentiment best. Thank you for stopping by. Luke

Sat, October 5th, 2013 12:47pm

D. Thurmond aka JEF

Well written, dark places. How mankind love to think that they have evolved.

Wed, December 9th, 2015 8:17pm

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Indeed, not much has changed.
Thank you for the comment, much appreciated.

Wed, December 9th, 2015 12:52pm

D. Thurmond aka JEF

Ouch, that's smarts, lol. ... Well written with a, "I knew it was coming but I still wasn't sure," ending.

Sat, May 14th, 2016 5:32pm

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